Graduation Information for 12th Graders and their Families

Click here for the Letter to Parents and Families of Graduating Seniors (May 13, 2019)

Graduating students must order their caps & gowns from Jostens BEFORE June 10th 2019 to ensure delivery in time for graduation. Here is the link to Jostens: Cap & Gown

Lake Washington High School will coordinate with Jostens representatives to come on campus for cap/gown deliveries closer to the graduation date. Class of 2019 graduation is at 5pm on June 17, 2019. 

More information from Jostens will be forthcoming in the Spring.

Honor Cords for Graduating Seniors are available at the Book Keeper's window for $7 each.

New this Year!  NO TICKETS ARE NEEDED for admission to the graduation ceremony.  The doors will be open for all family, friends and guests to celebrate this special day at the Alaska Airlines Arena (Hec Ed Pavilion/UW Campus).

Please consider volunteering as a chaperone for the Senior Prom (June 1) and/or the Senior Breakfast (June 17).  Signup to Volunteer on the Lake Washington High School PTSA website.

Upcoming Dates for Class of 2019

Senior Events Calendar


Graduation Speaker sign-up/auditions

Jostens  graduation orders are available in the Counseling Center.


May 6-17th: AP Exams

May 14thDepartmental Honors Applications Due

May 31st: College/Transcript Information Due (Check your school E-Mail)


June 1st:  Senior Prom at the Georgetown Ballroom 7-11pm  Volunteer at Prom


June 10th-14th: Senior Finals

June 13th: Senior Laptop Turn-in

June 13th-14th: Senior Check Out (Includes Running Start Students)

June 13th: Senior Salute 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Gym

June 17th 2019: Senior Breakfast in the Commons & MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal in the Gym. Graduating Seniors will receive their "back-door pass" to the graduation ceremony at the rehearsal in the gym. Volunteer at the Senior Breakfast

June 17th 2019: LWHS Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmunson Pavilion (University of Washington) @ 5 pm.  NO TICKETS ARE NEEDED for admission to the graduation ceremony.


Senior Party Information

June 17th after graduation: Check in begins at 9:00 pm at LWHS, and return to LWHS around 5:30 am, June 18th. 

Bus Sign-ups: May 7th (lunch); May 8th (lunch); May 16th (lunch); May 17th (lunch) - more sign-ups in June
To Sign-up: Seniors must purchase a ticket and bring a completed/signed Release Form (signed by parent/guardian and student).

(To purchase tickets and find forms click on the Senior Party Information link)


Senior Yearbook Deadlines and Events

Fri, September 28, 2018

Kang Kruisers Ticket & Information

Photos will be taken after school beginning in the northern most section of the main parking lot at 3:05. Check student email in early September to complete required form prior to the photo shoot.



Wed, October 3, 2018 (1 pm) - no exceptions

Senior baby ads are only processed through the ASB cashier window which closes at 1 pm. Please come prepared with the following:

  1. A completed baby ad submission form (see above)
  2. Image of files on a CD or USB (neither returned)
  3. Payment may be made with cash or check (no on-line option)

Students, parent/guardian may bring the ad to the ASB cashier.


Senior Baby Ads Click here for Baby Ad Instruction & Submission Form

Ad size and payment options

  • The 1/6 page ad is $40 and includes two photos, and a 24 word message
  • The 1/3 page ad is $80 and includes three photos and a 36 word message


Avoid disappointment by planning to be early, this will allow time to respond when things do not go according to plan


Wed, - October 10, 2018

A form will be emailed out to all seniors by Friday, September 21st. Senior quotes need to be submitted by Wednesday, October 10th! There are no other submission options, submitting using the form logged in to your school email!

Senior quotes will be:

  • School Appropriate
  • No longer than 24 words
  • Cited if someone else said it first
  • Submitted from school email account

Monday, - January 7, 2019 Senior Portraits

Upload a professional quality digital photo to replace the school portrait.

Jostens Link

A confirmation email be generated to the sender’s address, make sure to check it and verify that the file uploaded successfully.


Portrait Requirements

  • School appropriate gestures and poses
  • Attire conforming to LW dress code standards
  • Portrait Orientation (tall not wide)
  • Acceptable file types: .jpg or.tiff
  • Pixel file sizes: 1200 x 1800, 2400 x 3600 (the bigger the file size the better, we cannot use low resolution images from social media sites, hard copies, or emailed files)
We will use the school photo taken by LifeTouch Photographers if an alternate is not provided.

Wed. January 16, 2019


Senior class photo will take place Friday, January 16th. Seniors will be dismissed at 12:40 to the Commons.

Three options for submitting Senior Portraits:
We cannot accept hard copies, low resolution or emailed files
Submission due by Friday January 7, 2019
*Warning* Submission of an alternate photo does not guarantee inclusion. Please see portrait requirements.
Option 1: Use the official senior photo taken by our school photographer
Option 2: Upload a professional quality digital photo to replace the school portrait

upload link will be active September 1, 2018. Jostens Upload

Note - A confirmation email be generated to the sender’s address, make sure to check it and verify that the file uploaded successfully. Senior Portrait Photo Requirements *Gestures and poses must be school appropriate *Attire must conform to LW dress code standards *Portrait Orientation: not landscape (tall not wide) *Acceptable file types: .jpg or .tiff *Pixel file sizes: 600 x 900, 1200 x 1800, 2400 x 3600 (the bigger the file size the better) *Resolution: 300 DPI minimum
Option 3: Drop off a CD clearly labeled with senior’s legal name to Mili’s desk in the main office by Monday January 7, 2019 ** Photos not accepted after 1/7/19*** Note - Rename the file to the student’s legal name before saving to the disc. Example: Lee, Karen.jpg

Commencement Portraits

Celebrate Your Achievement - Graduation portraits available through Lifetouch.

  • Everyone was photographed at the ceremony
  • Photos will be online at ten days after the ceremony
  • Complimentary proofs mailed to Graduates
  • No obligation to purchase